We shouldn’t apologize for who we are as long as we are not hurting anyone. In high school, it is better to go unnoticed other than getting negative attention.
Josephine Desgrand was a 16 year old high school student weighing 278 pounds. This intelligent girl with a heart of gold had a sweet tooth and her life revolved around what she was going to eat next, especially if sweets were involved.
Her weight didn’t bother her but when her school mates started calling her names and made fun of her, it hit a nerve. The more she thought of the bullies harsh words the more she couldn’t take a lifetime of harassment. She wanted to feel good about herself and also the bullying to stop, so she decided to lose weight.
For two years, the teenager went on a strict diet of no sugars, little to no carbs and regularly worked out. She wasn’t going to risk her physical and mental well-being for a few tasty treats.
It was really hard at first, considering she was addicted to the nasty habit but as time went by, it became easier and she began to cut weight. It seemed as though she was dropping dress sizes every month!
At the end of two years, Josephine proudly shared her impressive results on her Instagram page:
“I stuck to a low carb, no sugar diet for TWO WHOLE years. I began to eat natural sugars about six months into my journey. In the first 12 months, I lost 63 kgs [138 pounds] I do not see this as a diet to lose weight, I see this as my new lifestyle change.
In these two years, I have faced some very difficult challenges but I have chosen to pick myself up and keep moving. Everybody has bad days, never let a stumble be the end of your journey.”
When it was time for prom, Josephine waltzed into the prom venue showing off her revenge body in a stunning strapless red dress, with well-done make up. She looked like a model from a fashion magazine.
By the look of the prom dress, we are confident that her bullies were all shocked by how she turned out to look. Her story just shows how we are in charge of our own destinies.